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Commercial | M. J. ELECTRIC LLC - UTILITY DIVISION/EASTERN OPERATIONS

The Electric Company

THE EASTERN ARM OF MJE'S UTILITY DIVISION SEES A BOOST IN TRANSMISSION WORK. BY ALAN DORICH

W

hen clients hire M. J. Electric
(MJE) LLC, they know that
they will receive top-level
electrical construction services. "A lot of our customers look at us and
they'll acknowledge we're not the cheapest
game in town," William Shaw says, "but
they know they're getting a quality project
and the safest project."
Shaw is the vice president of Eastern Operations for the company's Utility Division
in Shoemakersville, Pa. He explains that his
division originally operated as a small line
department for Fischbach & Moore Electric
Group LLC, which was later purchased by
InfraSource Inc. in 2000.
At the time, when InfraSource Inc.
purchased MJE, the company did not have
a presence in the Northeast. The parent
company then took the line department
and made it a part of MJE.
"We became [MJE] in the Northeast,"
Shaw explains, noting that his division
employs an office staff of 30 and a field staff
of up to 250.
In 2007, Quanta Services Inc. acquired
InfraSource Inc., making MJE a subsidiary
of Quanta. Despite its corporate structure,
MJE maintains "a family owned mentality
and sense of morals," he says.
"We focus on relationships and customer needs," Shaw continues. "The
family owned mentality gives us the local

M. J. Electric LLC
- Utility Division
Eastern Operations
www.mjelectric.com
* Headquarters: Shoemakersville, Pa.
* Employees: 280
* Specia y: Electrical construction ervices

"[Our clients] know ey're
ge ing a quality project and e
safest project."
- William Shaw, vice president of Eastern Operationse

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During the substation project,
MJE oversaw disassembly of
older transformers.

presence and customer focus, [and] our
affiliation with Quanta gives us national
reach to resources, tools and equipment -
the best of both worlds."
MJE prefers to take part in projects that
allow it to develop relationships with
clients "rather than do a one-off job and
leave," Shaw says. "We're not there to gouge
the customers."
This philosophy has paid off for his
division, which has a strong base of repeat
customers, including Eversource Energy,
National Grid USA Service Co. Inc., PPL
Electric Utilities Corp. and Pepco Holdings
(PHI). "They're probably our four longest

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customers we've done repeat business for,"
Shaw says.
MJE's recent projects for PPL include the
installation of a 69-kilovolt, gas-insulated
substation in a New Jersey shore community. The contractor oversaw the disassembly of older transformers and erected the
new substation.
"That was a unique kind of project
because it's built right in the middle of
a beautiful seaside community," Vice
President of Development Carl Segneri Jr.
says. "We had to make sure that the finished project blended in with the homes
in the area.


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